[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 50 (Monday, March 16, 1998)]
[Page 12818]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-6681]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

Receipt of Petition for Federal Acknowledgment of Existence as an 
Indian Tribe

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


    This is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the 
Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 
209 DM 8.
    Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.9(a) notice is hereby given that the: Tap 
Pilam--The Coahuiltecan Nation, Attn. Mr. Stephen Cassanova, P.O. Box 
100113, San Antonio, Texas 78201 has filed a petition for 
acknowledgment by the Secretary of the Interior that the group exists 
as an Indian tribe. The petition was received by the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) on December 3, 1997, and was signed by members of the 
group's governing body.
    This is a notice of receipt of petition and does not constitute 
notice that the petition is under active consideration. Notice of 
active consideration will be sent by mail to the petitioner and other 
interested parties at the appropriate time.
    Under Section 83.9(a) of the Federal regulations, third parties may 
submit factual and/or legal arguments in support of or in opposition to 
the group's petition, and/or may request to be kept informed of all 
general actions affecting the petition. Any information submitted will 
be made available on the same basis as other information in the BIA's 
files. The petitioner will be provided an opportunity to respond to 
such submissions prior to a final determination regarding the 
petitioner's status.
    The petition may be examined, by appointment, in the Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Acknowledgment and 
Research, MIB, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240, (202) 208-

    Dated: March 3, 1998.
Hilda Manuel,
Deputy Commissioner--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 98-6681 Filed 3-13-98; 8:45 am]